Huddersfield Chronicle (18/Jan/1868) - page 5

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Advertisements and Notices

Public Notices.


HIGH-STREET CHAPEL, ve MEETING next Monday (January 20th), at Five o'clock. PUBLIC .G in efficient Choir, endles oe LAS MEETING at 6-45.

ble shi will perform a Selection sf Suceed weet of Mr. R. Garner, Speakers : — Revs. Dr. STACE Tickets, to Tea. and Meeting, x & an ma. nod Oboes:


of Lectises, a Selection of Siven in the Assembly Hall. race, M taken at half-past Seven, by the Rey. R. A. Dean, Esq., w Admission as batons, reside at the piano, HUDDERSFIELD ARCHEOLOGICAL AND TOPOGRA. PU PHICAL ASSOCIATION. A CEBLIC GENERAL MEETING and Wesleyan So CRSAZIONE will be held in the Rooms of the ord day of we ¥, Queen Street, Huddersfield, on Thursday, the Honourable Tee ets; 1868, at Seven o'clock'p.m. The Right will be» a oe EARL ef DARTMOUTH in the Chair, A Paper Sata rialet y the Rev. Canon RAINE, M.A., on" T phical Bronze Colty eenise Wapentake." There will also be exhibited Implements,' Fpronee Vessel, and Weapons. Flint and Stone Money. te ae iles, &ec., from Slack; Coins, Proof Pieces of Seals: A Ubbings from Monumental Brasses, Impressions of ancient MSS., Books, Engravings, Photographs, and a portion of the Turner Library, recently presented. Explan omiation, and other Books, &c., recently sa 4 other Papers ma ae os ba objects Exhibited will be given, _ Yoors open at half-past Six o'c Seven coffee at Nine pan ix o'clock, commence punctually at Tickets, 2s, Gd. each, may be had of Mr. George Tindall, bookeDtan' 12, New Street, Huddersfield, of whom all members can obtain special tickets at the same price, which will enable them to introduce a lady free.

By Order of the Council, . FAIRLESS BARBER, Hon. Sec. _ Castle Hill, Rastrick, January 2nd, 1868.


Miss MIDGLEY'S GRAND CONCERT Ave _ Thursday, January 30th, 1868. See programme.

3 GYMNASIUM HALL, HUDDERSFIELD. Wednesday and Thursday, January 29th and only appearance this season, and for two nights only. WO HOURS GENUINE FON with that celebrated and humorous artiste author, and composer, Mr. ARTHUR LLOYD, who received a special command from the Prince of Wales to sing his original songs, " Not for Joseph," " Dada," &., assisted by Miss Minnie Lloyd, Mr. Louis Lindsay, Mr. Harry King, Miss Katty King, andjMr. W.B. Alexander. The wonderful ventrilequial comedian from the Royal Polytechnic, London, Front seats, 2s.; second, 1s.; back, 6d. Tickets at Mr. Jewitt's, Market Place.

woe at half-past Seven. Commence at Eight. 'Carriages at GYMNASIUM HALL, HUDDERSFIELD. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY. N R. HARRY LISTON, D.D.D., the eminent I _ Comic Vocalist, Mimic, Author, Composer, and Instrnmentalist, from St. James's Hall, London, and the Crystal Palace, begs to announce that he will give a grand COMIC CONCERT at the above Hall, on Tnesday evening, January 2lst, 1868, assisted by the following artistes from Loneon : — MISS CHARLOTTE LAURIE, Serio Comic and Ballad Vocalist. R. MA RK FLOYD 4 Transformation Dancer and Vocalist. WATERS MARION American Comedian.


Pianist and Buffo Vocalist.

Mr. Harry Liston will give his great and original im rsongtion " NOBODY'S CHILD," and will obey: anak a choles selection from his pepnlar comic songs.

Reserved Seats, 2s. 6d. Unreserved, 1s. 6d.; Second Seats Is.;

Back Seats and Gallery, 6d. Plan and tickets at Mr. Jewitt's, Market Place, Doors open at half-past Seven, commence at Bight. at balf-past Ten.


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It will contain, in addition to the Birectory of Huddersfield, much local and county information; also 2 Directory of the folowing places, viz: —


MR. N, Carriages FOR


ALMONDBURY. . Lindley-cum-quarmby. ARMITAGE-BRIDGZ. LINTHWAITE. Bay Darn. Leck woop. BERRY-EROW, Longwoop. BIREBY. MARSDEN. Brapdiey. RARSH. COWCLIFFR. MELTHAM. CROSLAND-MOOR, Melrham Minus. Darron. MILNSBRIDGE. DEIGHTON. Molpgreen, EDGERTON, NETHERTON. Fartown, NETHERTHONG. POLSTONE. NEWMILL. Goucar. ' NEWSOME. Hillhorsee. Pabdgck. Houmrirts,inchidingcartSheeprridge. WORTH, UPPERTHONG, SLAITHWAITE-CUM-LINGARDS, Woo.nate, &c. Sovrrtsa @CRosLanpn. Honey. THONGSBRIDGE. Kriirkdurton. Woodhouse. EIREHEATON.

Price to subscribers, Ss. 6d.; to non-subscribers, 5s.

GEORGE HARPER, Printer and Publisher, Chronicle Steam Printing Works, Cross Church Street, Huddersfield, and Union Street, Dewsburv.


QOTSEY WARD, in announcing the

) ANNUAL CLEARING SALE of his rich and valuable STOCK of Linen Drapery, Silks, Shawls, Furs, Jackets, Blankets, Quilts, &c., begs to inform the public that the greater portion of the above has been bought during the most depressed state of the various markets, at a very great discount from the lists and prices current. The full Lenefit and advantages accruing therefrom will DURING THE SALE, be given to the purchaser, avd the whole Stock is now re-marked, and will be DISPOSED OF at prices unheard of for many years past.

SILK DRESSES8. — Sale of Stock. — Useful fancy colored Silk Dresses, 25s. '10!4d. the Dress, are worth special attention. Black, 18s. 21d.

STILE DRESSES. — Sale of Stock. — Rich coloured Silk Dresses at 27s. 6d., 32s. 6d.,855,., 37s. 6d., 425., 47s. 6d., 52s. 6d., and 63s. the full dress of 14, 15, and 16 yards, are worth the notice of intending purchasers, as many of these being odd dresses, the ether colors of the same pattern being su!ld out, are marked at an extremely low price, in order to clear eut the pattern.


SILK DRESSES. — Sale of Stock. — Extra rich coloured Silk and Satin Dresses, both in plain colors and patterns of neat and pretty designs, also elegant brocaded Gro Grains, costly Brogatele, exquisite Moire Antiques are all included in the Sale atly reduced prices. at greatly x6 ROOTSEY WARD.

EEMNANTS. — Sale of Stock. — Remnants of Sits of parigns s, colours and qualities marked quite regardless of cost. sents, cole 4 ROOTSEY WARD.

WARD BROTHERS' BALLAARAT STAYS. — Sale of Stock. — The Ledies' favourite Ballaarat Stays will be Sold during this Sale at Ys. 733d. per pair. Other makes of Stays will be marked at clearing-out prices.

stem carried out by Rootsey Ward, of marking all goods io asin ganes, will enable purchasers to see the actual Reductions made from the original price (the Sale Price will be in nna kaye ROOTSEY WARD, John William Street, Huddersfield.


See ee te ie is determined to d the public generally that he has de OFFER hie STOCK. for SALE at greatly REDUCED PRICES. As it is not his intention to limit the sale te any special department or class of goods, purchasers may have their varied wants ; ued without any reserve. _. icles will be offered at a great reduction in price, mpt payment expected. "re varly call will be found advantageous. 20, New Street Huddersfield.

and ARRIS and STANSFIELD desire to remind their friends and the public generally that (in order to reduce their -stock of Winter and Summer Goods, previous to atock taking) the annual CLEARING SALE will COMMENCE this day (Saturday).

2Qend 4, New Street, 10th January, 1868.


AMES BGOTHROYD begs to inform the inhabitants of Holmfirth and neighbourhood, that he has decided te OFFER the remaining portion of his WINTER STOCK at a considerable REDUCTION. The Stock cansists of winceys, skirtings, furs, shawls, fancy aes French merinos, ete, blankets, sheets, counterpanes, . . in the Sale is limited to 14 days, an early call will-oblige. Sale to commenee this day, January 18th, 1868. Victoria Honse, Holmfirth.


HOMAS KAYE thanks his friends and the ic generally for thar kind support ae _patronage ing the last five years, and begstc inform them previo on Stock-taking, he intends having his first CLEARING SALE, eommencing on Saturday (this day), January 18th, for Fourteen Davs. ;

efiect speedy cleerance to make room for Spring .and fontmer Goods, the ebole of the Stock has been considerably REDUCED in PRICE, from which no abatement will be made.

King Street, Huddersfield.


First-class SEWING MACHINE and @PERATOR can be had on Hire for one day or mone at MALLZNSON and WHITHAM'S, «ohn William-streat.

"AMES DELL, Coach Builder, &. (late A Foreman to Samuel Sparke and Co.), 5, Railway-arch, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. 'RE.QPENING OF PAPERHANGING PREMISES, ' (late Heywood, Higcinbottom, Smith, and Co., Limited), i = ee 4 eV illiam Street, Huddersceld. NIGHT. HAEDY, ard JACKEON, desire to announce the RE-OPENING of the above Beamiseee. on Monday, the 26th inst., with a new and well-ectocted Snne of PAPERHANGINGS, which, kor quslky and price, they will be fu ive entire satisfaction. . N.B. — Busie ne seual at Buxton Road and Princess Street.

T HOMAS DAVISON, Day vue Viatews TAKEN the PREMISES lately secupied by Sohn Watson, Upperhead Row, and respectfully solicits the patronag feutry of Huddersfield and neigbourhood. E Mrs. DAVISON will also carry on the REGISTER ore FOR SERVANTS as usual. D JVAESSRBS._SISSONS and RHODES neve REMOVED their SURGERY to the £ i ocenpied by Mr. Tattersficld, in QUEEN-STREET g£0UTH, next to St. Panl's Chureh. Mr. Rhodes till continues to reside at 30, Ramsden Street. 'MITH and JACKSON, Manufacturers of all kinds ef Fire and Common Ericks. — Works Fartown, Bear Huddersfield. __ _ J USSIAN FLOUR, finest quality, in bags of 12 te 18 stones as imported, 3s. 8d. per stone, at J. KR LEE'S, corner of st. Peter's Street, Northgate.

A CARD. \ JILLIAM KAYE, Manager to Mr. John Fell, ' Coal Merchant, bexs to inform his friends and customers residing on New North-read, Westfield, and neighbourhood, that be hus Rismgved to No. 27, PORTLAND-STREET (late Dyke Fond Lane}, three doors from Mr. Jamnes Taylor's. grocer, &e. . Orjers toy COALS wil) have bis best and immeuizte attention. -


|'Through that medium we are Publis Aotices, Satan e ea ate L

wal HE Annual TEA PARTY _ 6 ae aid of the WIDOW and ORPEANE Poeee ee, im with the Bolton Unity of Oddfellows, will take place on Monday, anuary 20h, in the New Assembly Room, Queen Street, Hud-

The chair will be taken at Seven Esq. Tea at Five o'clock.


Anwar t o'clock by N. LEAROYD, Tickets Is. each.



4 SCRIBERS te the above Society will be held at the George Hotel, on Tuesday afternoon, January 2st, at Four o'clock, for the ELECTION of OFFICERS and COMMITTEE

for the ensuing year. ee FRANK SMITH, Secretary.


Q' Thursday and Friday evenings, J anuary 23rd and 24th, CONGREGATIONAL TEA PARTIES will be held in the above-named Schools.

Tea at Six o'clock each evening.

Tickets (Thursday evening 1s., and Friday evening 84.), may be had of the Clergy and of Mr. Geo. Tindall, New Street, HUDDERSFIELD PARISH CHURCH. N Sunday, 26th January, Two SERMONS

will be preached, and Collections made (morning and evening) in the above Church, in aid of the funds required for the Lighting, Warming, and Insurance of the Church, and the expenses incidental to the performance of Divine Service, Service will commence in the morning at half-past Ten, and in the evening at half-past Six. HENRY BARKE R. T. DENTON, B, i Churchwardens.

The Chronicle


Necessity for "Technical," or "Special," Education in the Applied Arts and Sciences


Ir is a fact alike true and alarming that Continental manufacturers are taking the lead of our countrymen in many of our staple productions, as regards the two great attributes of quality and cheapness. What aggravates the case is the circumstance that we can no longer claim our wonted pre-eminence, because of the defective early training of our artisans as compared to that special industrial education available to the youth of the foreign countries which are our industrial rivals, The tidal movement of trade reputation is now said to be on the side of the foreigner ; and when that once fairly sets in, England will be compelled to place her manufactures in the scale of value which the foreigner provides.

We know that already French styles in silks, woollens, porcelain, and cabinet-work, rule the market ; and this dominion is rapidly extending to the whole field of manufactures — so that we shal] soon be compelled to play second to strangers in all our productions of that kind. The Belgians excel us in the fabric and finish of woollen cloths ; and Belgian names are now often fraudulently assumed by British makers to recommend their fabrics ; while raw-thread woollens from English looms are now sent to Belgium to get dyed, dressed, and finished — thus virtually admitting our manufacturing inferiority in what the West of England and Yorkshire used to defy the world. Belgian machinery, iron forgings and castings, and Belgian fire-arms and cutlery, now rival, or more than rival, ours ; and orders from our Government, from our railway companies, and from private firms pass over to Liege in the confidence that these will be promptly and satisfacturily executed. In steel goods of the larger class Prussia is taking the lead of Europe ; and Krupp has carried the manufacturing of steel guns and railway steel to great perfection, so as to command the custom of the Governments and railway companies of the Continent. Prussia is scarcely less eminent in the manufacture of fire-arms, and edge weapons and tools. The late Paris Exhibition, in the judgment of British jurors, brought out kindred particulars to these with great prominence ; but we are willing to believe that our manufacturers were not well or adequately represented on that occasion. We therefore prefer to rely on the current evidence which the markets of the world supply of the rapid advance the Continental manufacturers are now making, so as seriously to threaten England's position in the industrial and commercial world.

When the foreign manufactures which tell against English productions, because of their superiority, are traced back to their origin, they are seen to repose on the cultivated intelligence of those who producethem. They are the indubitable result of superior thought, creating and directing superior skill to what we bring to bear upon similar industries. This is a matter which presses upon every man and woman in the country. Our position as a manufacturing nation is primarily dependent upen the intellectual attainments and moral qualities of the population ; and employers and employed are included in the same relation — no one being left outside of it. There never was a more legitimate field opened up for the operation of an ardent patriotism, and in a cause which affects the daily bread of our toiling millions. In one view, our people may be glad that this scourge of necessity has come upon them. Mr. GuapSTONE has recently said that the British were a people who required a good deal of flogging before they could be induced to forsake old ways and take to new. There has been no want of persons flogging the British people on the subject of education, but, hitherto, with comparatively small effect. What is now transpiring, however, will remove ovt of the way many of the former difficulties that beset the question. Our French neighbours have shown their practical sense in locating industrial and art-teaching schools in the localities where manufactures and other industries are carried on; and they so adapt the instructions given in these schools, in its principles and application, as to fit the peculiar wants of each particular population. Accordingly, where there are mines, there we find mining schools ; where metals are worked, schools in metallurgy arise. The distribution of chemical instruction and of art education is made to follow the same rule. But antecedent to all specific instruction of this kind, there is laid a solid groundwork of general education in the minds of the pupils which creates an aptitude for the reception of the more advanced knowledge.

The technical schools of France are, according to Mr. Samuelson's report to the Privy Council, — lately made public, — as a rule, subject to the Ministers having the direction of the Department which the studies pursued in them are principally intended to serve — though there are, especially in the provinces, many schools established by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and by individuals, partaking of a similar character. The greater number of the pupils of the Polytechnic school of Paris, so remarkable fer their proficiency in the higher mathematics, are absorbed in various Government careers; while those having the diploma Ecole Centrale, " probably the most celebrated school of applied science in the world," almost without exception enter into the ranks of industry, and generally attain great eminence there. Mr. Samvertson states that the careers of the two thousand young men who have passed through this school have been traced. Of these 247 were deceased ; ef the remainder, 480 were engineers or superior officers of railways, 54 mechanieal engineers, 124 ironmasters, 280 manufacturers of considerable eminence, 55 architects, 35 contraetors of public works, 42 professors of the applied sciences — and the rest filled honour. able positions in trade, or in the service of the French or of foreign Governments. We cannot follow into detail what these young men studied ; suffice it to say that the more common and the more recondite of the scientific arts, or of the arts where ssience easily finds application, were included in the list. The fine arts and the sciences 'of war and of xavigation, as well as the industrial arts and agriovlture, are provided with appropriate schools in France. The studies chore = no slipshod business, but severe and searching >i and the good fruits of the technical or speci teaching we are row beginning to see ver ones spicuously in wee intellectua! impulse thence derived to Freneh manutactur It has been recently remarked that the advance in tecbnical edueaticn made in Fraace, Belgium, Germany, Prussia, Saxony, and even Seeley is greater than any thing attempted in this country. These countries, it is averred, are before us oF the art.of design, as they are also in the study o chemistry and mechanical science. We nae indeed, been making seme progress — but 1 amount is little more than a sort of homage to a inci hich our neighbours have carried much principle whic Ig k ts are further than we have. Gur Blue-boo reper tise-

haracterised ae little better than trade advertise . nd as utterly unreliable in showing what wort be ss is making in industrial education. real progre ° told that in our sani hools there were in 1860, 11,121 Bpayincial Ate So 866, the number has risen to P5597. If the teachers are added to this num-

ber, as many 28 17,200 are engaged in art studies. ?

But the teachers are driven from their ewploy-

ment by their utterly inadequate remuneration ; and, accordingly, we find them diminished from 2,495 in 1860, to 1,049 in 1866. In our Science Schools, again, in 1860 the number of pupils was 89,481 ; and in 1866 they had mounted to 104,068 — — a proof that the desire for scientific education is spreading. But any one familiar with the operation of these schools must know their utter want of a specific or technical character'in the Instruction given, and with the superficiality of the attainments made. The teachers in them, as well as those in the Art Schvuols, are compelled to spread their action over a great area of pupilage to earn a bare subsistence. Many of the Science Masters have been driven out of the employment by their poverty, and by the uncertainty of their emoluments — the most arbitrary and changeful rules being applied by the Department of Science and Art, not only to the masters, but to the whole system through them. All this must be altered, and the schools multiplied and put upon a wise, fixed, and durable basis, if we are to have our artisans taught the principles of their respective callings, and if we are to keep our place in the industrial world as a great manufacturing and great exporting country.

As we have before said, technical education to be successful, must have a solid groundwork laid in an efficient and general system of primary tuition. And in this relation, the mode in which public money may usefully be expended for popular education, where the agency of voluntary associations has failed to provide schools for the children of the poor, is one important branch of the subject — one which has excited a considerable share of public attention of late, and drawn forth remarks thereon from several of our prominent men, legislators and others. Indeed, at the time we are writing these remarks a Conference of the friends of National Education is sitting in Manchester, discussing the several branches of the question, with a view to united action srsedinge present Session of Parliament. The procee 8 and decisions of the first day have been thus summarised : —

" A Conference, whose deliberations can hardly fail to influence in no small degree the future course of the movement in favour of a better system of popular education, was opened in Manchester, on Wednesday. deGrey, Mr. H. A. Bruce, Mr. W. E. Forster, Mr. en, Mr. Stansfeld, the Deans of Manchester and Chester, Mr. Bazley, and Mr. Hibbert, the member for Oldham, were among the speakers. Mr. Fuster said that, while he agreed with Mr. Bruce and Mr. Algernon Egerton in bringing forward a permissive rating Bill last year, he was strongly of opinion that a more extensive measure had become necessary. He thought it would be unwise for them to come forward with a Bill which at once provided for compulsory rating all over the country, because there were many districts in which by a voluntary system good schools were sufficiently established. What he proposed was that the Government should be empowered to force districts which did not possess good schools to supply the deficiency by means of a rate. Lord de Grey cordially accepted this proposal. Mr. Hibbert had no faith in permissive bills. Mr. Bazley was an uncompromising supporter of compulsory rating and of compulsory attendance at school. Indeed the general tune of the meeting was in favour of a system of rating, though, as might be expected, there was some conflict of opinion as to the extent to which compulsory legislation should be carried. Mr. Bruce, Mr. Forster, and Mr. Egerton were requested by the Conference either to re-introduce the Bill of last session, with such modifications as may be deemed desireable on conference with the Education Bill Committee, to render it more complete, or to lend their support to any Government measure on similar principles."

With regard to the question of providing popular schools where none exist, and where the inhabitants are too poor voluntarily to provide them, Mr. Forster, M.P., and a good number of ardent educationalists, would call in the principle of local rating and local management, aided by grants out of the Consolidated Fund. Thia plan is proposed as an improvement upen that adopted by Mr. H. Bruce in his Permissive Bill of last session, which proposed to empower a corporation, or vestry, as the case might be, to undertake the task of forming and carrying on new schools where they were required. Another principle on which Mr. Forster lays much stress is, that the ratepayers' money should be spent only to provide the best secular education — and that no religious sect or church should obtain any advantage from its distribution ; but that no obstacle, on the other hand, shall be put in the way of such religious teaching as Christian ministers or the parents of the children might choose to give them. All knowledge of truth, both scientific and historical, ought certainly to be diffused as widely as possible, and cannot be opposed to the truths of religion. But while the existence of different creeds may have the effect of keeping some portion of the last-mentioned class of truths in abeyance, so far as concerns the minds of people otherwise persuaded, it must never be allowed to hinder the communication of secular knowledge, which will ultimately prove itself to be the firmest ally of religious truth. Mr. Bruce, in his Bill of last session, threw upon the Municipal body the responsibility of deciding, when they established a school, whether it should be a Church or a Dissenting school. This would have given occasion to incessant disputes in the township or parish, attended by bitter and inveterate animosities. There can be no doubt that the proposal of Mr. Forster is a great improvement upon that of Mr. Bruce's late Bill.

The remaining question is that of compulsory attendance at school, to which Mr. Forster, Mr. STANSFELD, and others of the Conference are opposed, while Mr. Bazeley, Mr. Hucues, and many who think with them, deem it advisable that some such system should be adopted. The first-named gentlemen approve of that continued application of the principle of legal compulsion in this matter which is to be found in the Factory Acts — and they rejoice that those enactments have been extended to so many more trades by the two Acts of last session. It does not appear to Mr. Forsrer to be an undue interference with the liberty of individual action, or with the rights of fathers of families, to forbid a child to work for hire without attendance at school. But he does not think that the law ought directly to oblige the parent either to send the child to school, or to teach it at home. He rejects such a law as impracticable — uncongenial to English notions — difficult to be enferced — and perhaps dangerous to our politieal feelings. Whilst, then, both Mr. Forster and Mr. Sransfexp hesitate to endorse the Prussian principle of direct legal compulsion, they hold that the law may, and should, interfere with such children as are employed for hire, either in town or country — at once limiting their hours of labour, and requiring them to undergo a specified amount of school instruction in the remaining hours. So fac we seem to have progressed in the settlement of general principles on which a scheme for the education of the whole people of England may be founded. And, perhaps, this is as far as Parliament may be disposed to go — at all events in the first instance.


Local News

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church. — January 19th, or 2nd Sunday in Epiphany. Morn. : " Jubilato Deo." — Smith. " Credo." — Dr. Dyke. Hymn 64. — Even.: Anthem, "I looked and behold." — Stephensorn. Hymns 59, 346 O.B.

6th West York Rifle Volunteers

6th West York Rifle Volunteers. — The regimental orders of the 6th West York Rifle Volunteers notify that her Majesty has been pleased to approve of the promotion of Major Greenwood to a lieut.-colonelcy.

Rifle Shooting Contest

Rifle Shooting Contest. — The monthly contest of No. 2 Shooting Club of the Huddersfield Rifle Corps took place on Saturday, at the Trinity Street range. Distance, 200 and 300 yards ; five rounds at each range ; Wimbledon targets. The winners were Sergeant Wood, 26; Bugler Tindall, 26 ; Corporal Rhodes, 23; and Mr. Scott, 22.

The Address to the Rev. J. M'Cann, LL.D.

The Address to the Rev. J. M'cann, Ll.d.-the illuminated address recently presented to the Rev. J. M'cann, LL.D., who is leaving the town, is on view in the shop window of Mr. Tindall, New Street. The work, which is a fine artistic production, has been executed by Miss Fawcett, from a design by Mr. F. Curzon, the artist's tutor.

Change Ringing

Change Ringing. — On Tuesday evening, the society of ringers connected with the Huddersfield Parish Church, rung a true and complete peal of Kent treble bob major, consisting of 1868 c es, being the same number of changes as the date of the year, which they completed in very good style in one hour and eight minutes. Two of the men, viz., Kirk and Booth, have only rung upon eight bells about three months, having entered the society as members on the Ist of the present month, and considering the difficulty of the peal, this performance reflects great credit upon them. The peal consisted of all six place bobs, with three treble extremes, and was composed by J. Collins, and conducted by G. Clay, the men being laced as follows: — J. Kirk, treble, G. Clay, 2nd; J. Stead, rd; J. Harrison, 4th; H. Ellis, 5th; J Collins, 6th; H. Beaumont, 7th; J. Booth, tenor.

Special Constables

Special Constables. — Mr. Superintendent Withers, of the borough police force, stated, at the Court House, on Saturday, that 557 special constables had been sworn in. A form had been received from the Secretary of State relative to the number of specials, and he asked the permission of the magistrates to supply the required particulars. The Bench gave consent, and Mr. Withers said the information should be forwarded in the course of the week. All persons who have enrolled themselves as special constables, and are not yet sworn in, are invited to attend the Court House, Princess Street, this afternoon, when the magistrates will be in attendance for that purpose. The public are also informed that the lists are still open at the Borough and County Police Offices; and all persons desirous of enrolling themselves are requested to do so before the arrival of the hour for swearing in this (Saturday) afternoon.

Removal of the Bradley Mill Toll Bar

Removal of the Bradley Mill Toll-Bar. — It has long been matter of complaint that the toll Gate at Bradley Mill was retained in its position, while most of the others have been either removed altogether, or to such a distance from the town that the trading community could pass to and from their respective places of business with their merchandise, without having the impost of a toll to pay. This is now about to be remedied. At the meeting of the trustees of the Huddersfield and Birstal turnpike Road, held at the Imperial Hotel on Thursday, a deputation from the Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners, consisting of Messrs. R. Skilbeck (chairman), W. Lidster, H. Brooke, and Joel Denham, along with a deputation from Bradley Mills composed of Messrs. J. Hanson, C, Atkinson, and Thomas Hale, accompanied by Mr. Batley, clerk to the Commissioners, waited on the trastees respecting the removal of this toll-bar. The deputations strongly urged the claims of Huddersfield to have this bar removed. The trustees having listened to the arguments brought forward by the deputation, decided, after a short consideration, to accede to their request, and promised that the bur should be removed. It is expected that the removal will be effected as speedily as the legal forms will permit.

Watch Club Supper

Watch Club Supper. — The members of an expiring Watch and Clock Club, commenced by Mr. T. H. Haigh, Westgate, assembled at the Crown Hotel, on Thursday night, and partook of an excellent supper. The after proceedings, which were presided over by Mr. T. H. Haigh, embraced toasting, singing, and the promoting of a new club,

Attempted Housebreaking

Attempted Housebreaking. — During the night of Saturday an attempt was made to break into the warehouse of Messrs. Thomas Bates and Son, wool staplers, Dundas Street. Chisel marks were left about the window, but the thief, who did not succeed in his endeavours to force it open, n:et with some insurmountable obstruction, or was disturbed in the execution of his design.

Destruction of a Savage Dog

Destruction of a Savage Dog.-a few days ago a member of the canine species, belonging to Mr. Chinn, jeweller, John William Street, bit a man ; and, having been chastised for a similar offence previously, the owner determined that the brute should forfeit his life for the second transgression. A strong dose of prussic acid was administered ; but the dog's constitution appears to have been proof against poison, and, after gyrating several times, the animal exhibited as much animation as ever it did. But, the decree having been issued that it should die, the moments of its life were of short duration. A gun was used in destroying the dog, but it was not until it had been several times discharged that the shots took effect. The tough brute died bravely; and it caused the owner some pain to be compelled to put it to death.

Accident to One of the Circus Clowns

Accident to One of the Circus Clowns. — An accident occurred, on Wednesday, in the suburbs, to Mr. W. Harmston, the eccentric clown at Messrs. Pinders' circus. Mr. Harmston and another of the staff went out for a drive in the country, partly on a pleasure excursion and partly on business purposes; and, when descending a hill in the vicinity of Longwood, they omitted to put on the brake, which, being a patent, would have effectively checked the impetuous speed at which the carriage was travelling. Away sped the steed, and, a mishap being imminent, Mr. Harmston leaped from the vehicle, and sustained bruises and other injuries from which he is at present suffering. The accident had not incapacitated Mr. Harmston from appearing in the circus arena; but the shock to his system, produced by the fall, has stripped him of much activity. e other occupant of the vehicle was thrown out, and zontited oe bah mapled one < his hands. The Pp, which was left ind, was damaged, both shafts being smashed. oy

Fire in a Hosier's Shop

Fire in a Hosier's Shop. — A fire broke out in the shop of Mr. E. Ramsden, hosier, 32, Buxton Road, at a late hour on Saturday night. The shop was closed about 11 o'clock, and, before the proprietor (who does not reside on the premises) left, the usual precaution of turning off the gas at the meter was adopted. About an hour afterwards, however, the occupants of the room above were stifled by clouds of smoke issuing from the shop below. An alarm having been raised, several neighbours were soon actively engaged concerting plans to prevent destruction of property. The premises, the area of which is very confined, are separated from the shop of Mrs, Dimelow by a thin partition only ; and, of course, for a time, some consternation prevailed. Mrs. Dimelow's son burst open the shop door, and found the goods stored on the shelving being consumed by fire, and the flames extending upwards. The residents of the locality, aided by several police officers, subdued the fire ; and it was not necessary to call out the Town's Fire Brigade. The loss to the stock, which is covered by insurance in the Scottish Union Office, is estimated at £20.

Penny Savings' Banks

Penny Savings' Banks.

Huddersfield Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday and Monday nights 309 depositors paid in £36 3s. 5d., and 46 withdrew £27 3s. 10d.

— Almondbury Mechanics' Institution : On Saturday 45 depositors paid in £41s. 9d. Withdrawals, £1 1s. 6d.

— Lockwood Mechanics' Institution: On Saturday 115 depositors paid in £5 15s. 9d.; six withdrew £1 11s. 11d.

— Deighton and Sheepridge Mechanics' Institution: On Monday, 37 deposited £1 19s. 2d.; on withdrawals.

— Netheroyd Hill and Cowcliffe Mechanics' Institution : On Mondays, January 6th and 13th, 38 depositors paid in the sum of £3 17s. 11d., and two withdrew 8s. 4d.

— Milnsbridge Penny Savings Bank: On Saturday 26 depositors paid in £5 93. 7d. Withdrawals, £5 1s. 4d. — St. John's, Hillhouse: On Monday 54 depositors paid in the sum of £2 7s. 4d.; and three withdrew £1 2s. 2d.

— Golcar Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Savings' Bank: During the month of December, 57 deposits were made at this branch, amounting to £8 11s. 1ld.; amount repaid during the month £22 12s. 1d. The accounts for the year having been audited, there remains to the credit of depositors at the Golcar branch the sum of £563 8s. 4d.

— St. Thomas' Branch of the Yorkshire Penny Savings Bank : On Monday 54 depositors paid in £12 33. 8d., and four withdrew £5 Is. 3d.

Messrs. Pinders' Circus

Messrs. Pinders' Circus. — There have been several extra nights at the circus of Messrs. W. and G. Pinder during the past week; and a variety of extraordinary feats have been performed. Great praise is due to the proprietors for the untiring zeal they manifest in their efforts to cater superb fetes ; and the pomp and splendour with which the equestrian spectacles are produced speak highly of the managerial ability, tact, and perseverance of Mr. W. Vokes, equestrian manager. In feats of horsemanship Mr. Pearson and Mr. Watson will favourably compare with the best; the trapeze displays of the Orlando Brothers, who are very clever athletes, still attract great attention ; the drawing-room entertainment of the Hogini family is replete with novelty; and the clowns are as popular as ever — Mr. Bell for his wit and humour, and Mr. Harmston for his eccentricities in the ring. Mr. G. Pinder appeared in the character of a clown on Monday evening ; and, although he did not wear the gait nor demeanour of a jester, yet he made several good hits. The performance on Monday evening was for the benefit of Master John Pinder; and it concluded with a grand representation of Mazeppa, or The Wild Horse of Tartary. The Brothers Orlando took their benefit on Wednesday evening, when they were honoured by the presence of a large number of friends, all parts of the house being well filled. The efforts of the performers were greatly applauded; and, apparently, the auditory were satisfied and delighted with, the entertainment. Last night (Friday) was appropriated to the benefit of Mr. Harniston, clown, and there was a good attendance. Mr. Wallett, the world-renowned jester, who has entered into an engagement with the proprietors for six nights, will appear on Monday evening next. The eminent wit is too widely known to require laudation or commendation; and it is to be hoped the public will reward the enterprising spirit of the Messrs. Pinder, and show their appreciation of the extraordinary endowments of a man of genius, by cordially and liberally supporting the establishment.

Starvation or the Workhouse

Starvation or the Workhouse. — A woman, whose furrowed face, hollow cheek, and general appearance, bespoke anything but happiness or sobriety, came before the magistrates on Tuesday, at the Police Court, and stated that, although she was in the height of destitution, she could procure no relief from the Guardians. — The Bench asked Mr. Sykes, relieving officer, why he had not relieved the woman? — Mr. Sykes informed the magistrates that the applicant had been before the Guardians many times ; and they had put a boy of hers out to service, but she would never let him rest. On the last occasion the Guardians apprenticed the boy to some one at Wakefield, but the mother brought him away from there. The Guardians had given him positive instructions not to give the woman anything out of the Workhouse. — The Applicant said the boy was living with her at present. — Mr. Hirst enquired how she kept herself and the boy? The Applicant answered that she went about begging a few pence to pay her lodgings; but people had told her to go to the relieving officer. — A gentleman in court remarked to the magistrates that, at the last meeting of the Guardians, the Birkby Workhouse was reported to contain more inmates than the law allowed. — Mr. J. Hirst: If the woman is really in want — Applicant: Yes; I am in want. — Mr. Hirst (continuing): And you neither offer her the house, nor give her relief, we shall be obliged to interfere. — Mr. Sykes: She can have an order to admit her into the house now; but she refuses to go because she cannot take the boy with her. — The Rench reminded the woman that she could go to the Deanhouse Workhouse, and the boy to Kirkheaton. The woman did not seem willing to accept the proposal of the relieving officer, and the magistrates declined to interfere further.

Lecture on Chemistry

Lecture on Chemistry. — At an ordinary meeting of the Huddersfield Literary and Scientific Society, held in the lecture room, in Queen Street, on Monday evening, Mr. Jarmain delivered the first of a course of lectures on the " Manufactures of the district depending on chemistry." The president, the Rev. J. M'cann, LL.D., occupied the chair. Mr. Jarmain craved the indulgence of the audience for introducing in this first lecture much that was of an elementary character, but he was anxious that the principles on which the science is based should be clearly understood at the outset, as the manufacturing processes of which he had to speak in subsequent lectures were merely applications of these principles. He then described what chemists meant by the terms elementary bodies, compound bodies, mixtures, atoms, molecules and chemical affinity, defining an elementary body to be substance containing only one kind of matter, a compound body to be a substance made up of two or more elementary bodies held together by chemical affinity, whilst a mixture consists of two or more bodies not combined. An atom he defined to be the smallest quantity of an element that can enter into combination, and a molecule the smallest quantity of a compound or element than can exist ina free state. Mr. Jarmain illustrated Dr. Dalton's theory of atoms by means of Professor Hoffman's croquet bail sytabols, which consisted of round wood talls variously coloured, to indicate different elementary bodies. He also used these balls to illustrate the modern theory of the different atomicities o: atom fixing powers of the elementary bodies. He built up certain typical bodies, according to the plan of whose constitution a vast number of compound bodies are constructed, by attaching pegs to the balls ; he thus showed the construction of hydrochloric acid, a typical body by attaching the representative hydrogen ball to a chlorine one; that of water, another typical body, by joining two hydrogens to one oxygen ; that of ammonia with three hydrogens, and one nitrogen, and lastly, that of Marsh gas, a body typifying a great number of useful organie products, by attaching four hydrogens to a carbon ball. After describing that wonderful force called chemical affinity, by which elementary bodies are held together in combination, Mr. Jarmain proceeded to describe various processes employed to produce chemical products. First, the process of " substitution" was described ; it was a field of investigation which had yielded in the hands of chemists, an immense number of products which had now become the utilities and luxuries of life. The process consists in the withdrawal of one element from a compound, and the substitution of another element, experimental proof of the process was given by withdrawing copper from a compound and substituting iron, by replacing tin by means of zinc, hydrogen by means of sodium, iodine by chlorine, and lead by zinc. Mr. Marriott also shewed a series of experiments which were of a varied and interesting character, illustrative of the processes of double decomposition, oxidation and reduction. Mr. Jarmain then said he should have to deal with special applications of these and other processes in succeeding lectures. Mr. Jarmain was most efficiently assisted in the experimental illustrations of chemical processes employed in the manufacture of industrial products, by Mr. H. Marriott, without whose aid he would not have ventured to undertake the course of lectures, as they embraced such a wide range of subjects. The room was fully occupied by an attentive audience; a hearty vote of thanks to Mr.

Jarmain and Mr. Marriott brought the preceedings to a close.

Supper of Railway Employees

Supper of Railway Employees, — On Saturday evening the employes of the London and North Western Railway Co. (goods department) partook of their annual supper at the Sportsman's Arms Inn. After supper the chair was taken by Mr. 8. Heaton, and vice-chair by Mr. Beaumont, the manager. A vote of thanks was awarded to the host (Mr. Mangham) for the sumptuous repast that he had prepared. The remainder of the evening was spent in a jovial style, songs being sung and toasts honoured.

Rifle Shooting

Rifts SHooTINe. — The first competition by members of the Shooting Club recently formed in connection with No. 5 Company (6th W.Y.R. V.) took place at the Longley Hall range on Saturday last. Distances, 500 and 600 yards; five shots at each. e weather was very unfavourable, and but few members of the club competed. The following are the highest scores: — Private John Carter, 24; Private J. H. Avison, 20; Sergeant J. Wright, 17; Sergeant S. Dickson, 14; Corporal J. Wilkinson, ll; Private C. Brook, 11.

Hair Cutting by Steam

Hair Cutting by Steam. — The most recent novelty in the apparatus employed in the process of hairdressing is a machine, worked by a steam engine of half-horse power for cutting hair. The invention has been adopted by Mr. Linof, coiffeu, John William Street ; and it appears to act successfully and advantageously alike to the operator and those operated upon. As compared with the ancient appliances of comb and scissors, the machine, which is exceedingly compact, possesses many advantages, including economy of time, and uniformity in cutting.

Birthday Rejoicings

Birthday Rejoicings. — Last night the females in the employ of Messrs. Stork Brothers, yarn spinners, Bay Hall Mills, Birkby, were treated, by their employers, toa knife and fork tea, which was provided at the house of Mr. Scholes, the Black Bull Inn, Hillhouse, of which nearly forty partook; and a supper for an equal number of men employed by the firm. Mr. Henry Marshall was chosen chairman, and amusing recreations were indulged inDuring the evening, the health of Mr. Stork, whose majority they were celebrating, was drank with musical honours, and he suitably responded. The health of the firm, and several other toasts were also given, and heartily responded to,

Mechanics' Institution

Mechanics' Institution. — At the fortnightly meeting on Saturday last, the concert was given by the singing class, conducted by Mr. James Peace. All the music was very creditably rendered ; the singing of Miss Hallas, Miss Perrin, Mr. R. H. Armitage, and Mr. Berry, being particularly admired. Miss Peace presided at the piano with admirable efficiency. Mr. Charles Tyas, of Batley, who is a decided favourite with the audience, played several pieces in a very enjoyable manner, and was twice encored. Two short recitations by Master Wood, and humourous readings by Mr. R. H. Armitage and Mr. J. Bate, secretary of the Institution, were received with much enthusiasm. John Dodds, Esq., occupied the chair.

Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Infirmary

HUDDERSFIELD AND UPPER AGBRIGG INFIRMARY. — Report for the week ending Friday, January 17th, 1868: — In-patients.

Admitted 22 Dead 2 Remaining in the house 40 Out-patients. — Admitted during ite Week : —

ome Patients .......... With Recommendations { Attending at the Infirmary 48 Cases of Emergency ot Total out-patients admitted during the week ...... 91 Number of out-visits paid during the week .......... 152

Lurrymen's Annual Supper

Lurrymen's ANNUAL Supper. — The annual sup of the lurry-drivers and horse-keepers, in the employ of Messrs. Carver and Co., carriers, to the number of nearl forty, took place at the house of Mr. George Marsh West Riding Hotel, Buxton road, on Saturday last. The after proceedings were presided over by Mr. Jonas Kenworthy. The healths of those gentlemen who had so kindly subscribed the funds for the feast was heartily drunk, as was also the toast of " The town and trade of Huddersfield and its district." In connection with the above, the wives and children belonging to the men were handsomely provided with a substantial knife and fork tea, at the same house, on Thursday afternoon. Between fifty and sixty partook of the viands provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, and the evening was afterwards pleasantly enjoyed.

Church Pastoral Aid Society and the Church Missionary Society

Church Pastoral Aid Society and the Church Missionary Society. — A sale of useful and ornamental productions was held in the Court House, Queen Street, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The tables, which were arranged round the room, the loan of which had been secured through the instrumentality of F. R. Jones, jun., registrar, were well filled with a choice assortment of useful goods, contributed by ladies who take a deep interest in the welfare of the Church. The sale was under the superintendence of Mrs. Calvert, Vicarage, and Mrs. Jones, Trinity Parsonage ; and the tables were tended by a numerous and active bevy of ladies. On the openin day, notwithstanding the rough weather, visitors flocke to the sale in encouraging numbers; and many purchases were made. The Rev. W. B. Calvert, vicar, was present during the afternoon. The judge's bench was converted into a temporary refreshment stall, at which Miss Jones presided ; and the enclosure set apart for advocates served as a retiring compartment where visitors cuuld quietly ensconce themselves, and partake of refreshments. The proceeds of the sales on both days, amounting to about £160, will be devoted to the Church Pastoral Aid and the Church Missionary Societies. A vote of thanks was passed at the close of the sale to Mr. Jones for his kindness in lending the room.

Extraordinary Freaks of a Mad Bull

Extraordinary Freaks of a Mad Bull. — A bullock, the property of Mr. John Poppleton, butcher, &c., of this town, gave its owner, and a number of other men, considerable trouble, on Wednesday afternoon. About three o'clock Mr. Poppleton sent three men to fetch the bullock, from his farm at Dalton, to the slaughterhouse, to be killed on Thursday. With difficulty they succeeded in getting a strong rope fixed to the head, and got it into the track for Huddersfield, but had not proceeded far before the bullock began to show its vicious propensities, and refused to be driven. After a time it became infuriated, and, forcing the rope from the hands of the men, darted off in an opposite direction, over fields, hedges, stone fences, and through the river, till it reached the neighbourhood of Whittaker Mill, chased by the three men. When the parties approached, the beast turned upon them, but they escaped injury. At length the bullock rested in a field, after having had three hours of a frolic. Additional assistance was sent for from Huddersfield, and about nine o'clock at night six men proceeded to the spot with the view of regaining possession, but this was not accomplished till three o'clock on Thursday morning, when, between the toll bar at Bradley Mill and the Peacock Inn, it again broke loose, and dashed over the fields, in the direction of Woodhouse. Reaching the canal bank it plunged for the third time into the water, gained the towing path, and ran at a furious pace till it reached Turnbridge. Here it turned into an enclosed yard, and the gate was barricaded. Guns were obtained and several shots fired. At length Mr. James Tindal, of the Shears Inn, succeeded in bringing him down, about five o'clock on Thursday morning, after a freak of over fourteen hours.

St. John's Penny Readings, Hillhouse

St. John's Penny Readings, Hillhouse. — A most successful reading was held in St. John's Schoolroom, on Wednesday evening. The programme was a follows: — Recitations, " The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Field of Waterloo," Mr. Richardson ; song, " Will o' the Wisp," Mr. Bagshaw ; selections, Mr. C. P. Hobkirk ; song, "Maid of Athens," Mr. Mellor; song, " Mary Holder," Mr. Rayner; reading, "Col. Quagg's Conversion," Mr. Reeves ; song, 'Good Night," Mr. Meller ; selections, Mr. Dore; song, "Tis when to Sleep," Mr. 'aw; selections, Mr. Hobkirk; song, " Happy little Man," Mr. Rayner. These readings have been the means of bringing together a large number of people during the last. three years, many being attracted, no doubt, by the superior character of the entertainment, several gentlemen well known as amateur caterers for public instruction and amusement, having usually given their services, The popularity of some of these gentlemen, amongst them Mr. Geo. Rayner, led to frequent encores being demanded, which it was not always convenient to comply with. A rule was therefore laid down that calls of this nature should not be complied with. It appears, however, that at the reading on Wednesday evening last, the audience clamoured so loudly for Mr. Rayner, after he had sung the " Happy Little Man" (the last song in the programme) that he could not refuse to comply with their request. The respected incumbent, the Rev. W. C. E. Owen, who usually occupies the chair, was absent from home, and his place was supplied by his curate, the Rev. Mr. Swainson. We are told the rev. gentleman offered no opposition to the strongly expressed wish of the audience, and Mr. Rayner was not aware, until the following day, that his well-meant effort to please had provoked the ire of the rev. gentleman. His first intimation that he had done so was gathered from the following letter, which he asks us to place on record as an instance of what he describes, impertinence and ingratitude : — 59, New North Road.

Sir, — I am at a loss to know why you replied to the second "Encore" last night, contrary to our rules, and when you were aware I had stopped the first. I hope you will be able to give some satisfactory explanation, either to me or to Mr. Owen. — I am, yours, &c., A. J. Swainson. January 16th, 1868.

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